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NETL Salutes Its U.S. Military Veterans

Anissa Beasinger

Corporal E-4, field radio operator, U.S. Marine Corps

NETL position: Contract Specialist


Selinde A. Brock

Chief Yeoman, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

Served more than 27 years in U. S. Coast Guard and U. S. Coast Guard Reserve. Served in Juneau, Alaska; Seattle, Washington, CG Sector Coos Bay, Oregon; Instructor, Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California; Chief Petty Officer, CG Sector Mariana, Guam; CG Sector San Diego, California; USCGC HEALY-WAGB 20 (Icebreaker) Seattle. Also traveled to McMurdo, Antarctica, and the North Pole. Retired from military service in 2007.

NETL position: Administrative Specialist, Materials Engineering & Manufacturing


Dustin Brown

Combat Medic, U.S. Army

NETL position: Project Manager, Point Source Carbon Capture Team 


Anessia Chambers

Technical Sergeant/E-6, U.S. Air Force

Served in the U.S. Air Force in active duty, 1993-2013. Stationed at Lackland Air Base, Texas; Osan AB, Korea; Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Langley AFB, Virginia; Misawa AB, Japan; and Fairchild AFB, Washington. Also deployed to Kuwait, Qatar and Korea during military service.

NETL position: Receptionist at NETL in Houston, Texas


Aaron Lyons

Infantryman, Company Level Intelligence Cell Chief and Foreign Advisor Trainer, U.S. Marine Corps


NETL position: Project Manager, Research & Innovation Center


Benjamin May

Boiler Tech, U.S. Navy

I was one of the very few boiler techs to ever serve on a gun mount (USS Samuel Gompers). I also utilized the GI Bill to fund my college education in mechanical engineering at West Virginia University.

NETL position: Vehicle Electrification Team


William McCutcheon Jr.

Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

McCutcheon served as a Data Systems Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1983-2003. He joined as a private and served at Parris Island. McCutcheon attended the Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. He completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Pittsburgh while a staff sergeant and received commission to second lieutenant upon graduation. McCutcheon served a radar technician in North Carolina and Okinawa, Japan; Basic Officer School and Data Officer Training in Quantico; Assistant Marine Officer Instructor at Carnegie Mellon University ROTC; Data Communications Platoon Commander in North Carolina; and IT Operations Officer for HQ U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, and supported 67 sites across the United States. McCutcheon retired from military service in 2003 as a captain.

NETL position: Chief Information Security Officer


Cynthia Miller

Personnelman, U.S. Navy

Miller was stationed on both coasts, an overseas tour, and shipboard.

NETL position: Staff Assistant, Research & Innovation Center and Research Planning & Delivery


Jason Montgomery

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and Pennsylvania Air National Guard

NETL position: Federal Project Manager, Minerals Sustainability Team


John Moore

E-6 Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

NETL position: Security Supervisor


Chris Nichols

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

NETL position: Analyst, Energy Markets Analysis Team


Lani Nishimura

Captain, U.S. Air Force

I believe that if your circumstances and situations allow, one should serve their country. I continue to serve the American public by working for the federal government as an NETL senior grants officer. This is the example I want to show to my daughter, to be part of something bigger than yourself and to serve a greater good.


Joshua Sevin

Paratrooper, U.S. Army

I served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I was deployed twice to Iraq. Veterans Day is important for honoring veterans of all branches who have served in peace or wartime, standing ready to protect our way of life.

NETL position: Contract Price/Cost Analyst – Finance & Acquisition Center


Nicholas Siefert

Captain, U.S. Air Force

I’m proud to have served in the military. It helps me feel connected to previous generations in my family, including those who served during World War II, the Civil War and the American Revolution.

NETL position: Research Mechanical Engineer, Research & Innovation Center


Jerry Simkonis

U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy/Eight years of service

NETL position: Emergency Response Program Manager


David Skidmore

Air Traffic Controller, U.S. Air Force

To me, Veterans Day is a patriotic way for Americans to recognize those who have served.

NETL position: Site Facilities Manager


Dale St. John

Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

St. John served in the U.S. Air Force from September 1983 to June 2004. He retired as a master sergeant and joined NETL in September 2004. Duty assignments included: Lackland AFB, Texas; Chanute AFB, Illinois; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Mildenhall RAF UK, USAF in Europe; Cannon AFB, New Mexico; Eareckson AFS, Alaska; Hill AFB, Utah; AF Materiel Command (Joint Guard, Avaino, Italy); Sheppard AFB, Texas; Fairchild AFB, Washington

NETL position: Financial Management Specialist


Jay Taylor

U.S. Army Reserve, 445th in Fairmont, West Virginia

NETL position: Program Manager, Site Administrative Support contract


Jennifer Wherry

Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

Active duty tours included: Fleet Training Group, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; USS Puget Sound (AD-38)-Destroyer Tender, Norfolk, Virginia; Amphibious Construction Battalion, Little Creek, Virginia; USS Plate (AO-186)-Fleet Oiler, Norfolk; USS Laboon (DDG-58)-Destroyer, Norfolk; Navy Dive School, Panama City, Florida; USS Vella Gulf (CG-72)-Cruiser, Norfolk.

NETL position: Program Analyst, Laboratory Operations Center – Business Integration


Jonathan White

Paratrooper, U.S. Army

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” ― G.K. Chesterton

NETL position: Security Specialist